Alpha Conde wins third term in Guinea with 59% vote

The national electoral authority in Guinea has said that Alpha Conde has won Guinea’s presidential poll with 59.49 percent of the votes. 59.49 percent of the votes His main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, — at the forefront of protests against a third term for Conde — was credited with 33.5 percent of the vote. 

Presidential elections were held in Guinea on 18 October 2020. On 19 October, Diallo declared himself the winner of the election despite the official results not being known yet, based on polling information gathered by his party. The incumbent president condemned this declaration as “irresponsible and dangerous. 

“Long live democracy, long live peace, may God bless Guinea,” Cisse said during a ceremony in Conakry, as Conde supporters leapt to their feet and cheered the president’s victory. 

With his win, Conde is set to govern for another six years, and could potentially run for another fourth term after that. 

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